The Boudreaux Group
cultivating relationships
designing inspiring places
enriching communities

Richland Library Main | Columbia, SC

The renovation of the Main Library encompassed 175,656 square feet and three floors focused on delivering a solution to improved customer service and public gathering spaces that promote learning, creating and sharing. The design offered reimagined spaces that allowed for greater collaboration and focused study spaces. Features include;

• Teen Maker Spaces and Deck
• Story Time and Puppet Stage
• Flexible Auditorium space
• Art Studios
• Family Career Studio
• Computer/Video Labs
• Flexible Meeting Rooms (24)
• Staff/Support Areas

The new space has allowed the library to deliver more focused programming to the community with dedicated spaces that foster creativity and collaboration. Additionally, the aging infrastructure was renovated to preserve an architectural icon in downtown Columbia.

The design was a collaborative effort led by The Boudreaux Gorup and included McMillan Pazdan Smith and Margaret Sullivan Studios.